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Universität Mannheim (UNIMANNHEIM)

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3.77 / 5 based on 146 reviews
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Gered D
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, Graduate, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Academic
Course recommendations
Don't be disappointed if you're lost in the shuffle in a German classroom. The atmosphere is very distant and the "business" aspect of Mannheim University is apparent from the moment you step foot into the classroom.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
A greater integration of the university into the student's life, but it's not possible because there is no true "campus" as in the US.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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Gered D
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, Graduate, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Languages
Language of instruction: German
Was learning German a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my German
How much did you improve your German?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
German is a difficult language to learn and use, but by keeping busy and never letting myself get defeated, I pushed through and have been able to handle myself well in everyday life in and out of the classroom.
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Gered D
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, Graduate, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I would have known more about everything, but that's not possible and that's why it's called an adventure!
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
My recommendation for an incoming student is to surround yourself with locals, but be prepared to be very independent. Mannheim University does not do much in terms of servicing their students.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Sometimes it's better to just close your eyes and jump!
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Gered D
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, Graduate, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Expenses
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
The standard of living in New York can only be rivalled by Paris or London. Therefore, everything has been more affordable for me - so far.
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Travel, Housing, Overall, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Save as much money as you can before going abroad because you'll spend more money than you thought!
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Gered D
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, Graduate, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Housing
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
I like my living situation, and after seeing the other student housing units, I would take my studio in a heartbeat.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I'm not too sure how the housing system works since I received considerable help from my host counselor. Overall, I believe it is very difficult to find good housing in Mannheim.
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Gered D
Columbia University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, Graduate, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
Cafe Prague, Bernsteiner, Regie, hang out on the Planken
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